Suffolk University: Signs Point to the Future

From a 21-panel, 20-foot high HDP laminate exterior wall fixture to interior signage and vinyl graphics, we are delighted to say that Metro Sign & Awning was involved in Suffolk University's bold new look – long before the building project was finished.  


21-Panel, 20-Foot High Wall

Metro Sign has been excited about Suffolk University – 20 Somerset in Boston since before construction began in 2013. The building is home to the university’s Communication & Journalism Department, and houses several levels of science education, including separate floors for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Working with Ted Butler, project manager at Suffolk Construction, made the job that much more enjoyable. At every stage of the long and complicated project, Butler and everyone at Suffolk Construction was professional and extremely competent. We will surely enjoy watching the university continue to grow, and look forward to working with Suffolk Construction in the future. 

The high pressure laminate (HDP) exterior wall mural required considerable engineering expertise and the utmost in coordination and communication to ensure the seal on the curtain wall and the panels would perfectly fit in the Z-Clip System.  Metro project manager Glenn Metallic did an excellent job, the project over shortly after construction began, and not missing a beat to see it to successful completion.

It’s always a pleasure to work with distinguished architectural, construction and design professionals. Working with Ted Butler, project manager at Suffolk Construction, made our experience with the Suffolk University project in Boston even better. Here’s what Butler told us after the signage was complete: 

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent work at the Suffolk University 20 Somerset Project.  It was a pleasure to work with you and your team from start to finish… we appreciate your help working with us and the design team throughout the process… we appreciate your guidance and professionalism in getting this finalized as we needed to support the project schedule.  The quality of work from Metro Sign was great. The HDPL mural, in particular, is awesome– we’ve received many compliments from the Owner, Designers, and outside people that have toured the building… and we wanted to pass that along to you.” 

Interior Signage at Suffolk University

While interior signage may not capture imaginations like an artistic mural, it requires every bit of the planning and attention to detail that many larger signs do.Think about how important even “basic” signage can be to the daily use and operation of a busy public building.

If you’re familiar with Boston construction and development projects, you know that the bulk of work at Suffolk University was completed last fall, including the signage. More recently, Metro designed and installed numerous vinyl signs for the campus. 

Visit Suffolk University's website to see how it is preparing students for the future. 


Projects like Suffolk University – 20 Somerset can be underway for years before “obvious” signs of development can be seen. Watch this time-lapse video to get an idea of the scope of this project:

 

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